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Haynes Crossroad, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Haynes Crossroad ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Haynes Crossroad (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Haynes Crossroad. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Haynes Crossroad ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Haynes Crossroad.

  • Typical abbreviation for Haynes Crossroad: Haynes Xrd.
  • While the name of this community is Haynes Crossroad, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Haynes Crossroad may originally have been Hayne's Crossroad.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Haynes Crossroad might be written as Hayne Crossroad.

Newspapers Published in Haynes Crossroad ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Haynes Crossroad.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Haynes Crossroad, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Haynes Crossroad.

Cemeteries Near Haynes Crossroad ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Haynes Crossroad.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Haynes Crossroad covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  E Delta Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Black Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ragan Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mannings Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bellview Cemetery [Map]      
  S Barfield Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WNW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Macedonia Primitive Baptist Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McCollum Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Campbell Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  E Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hepsabah Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mineral Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Olive Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lineville City Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Dinglers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  E Valley Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  W Horse Creek Cemetery [Map]      


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

While we didn't find Haynes Crossroad in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Haynes Crossroad.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Haynes Crossroad, with the one closest to Haynes Crossroad listed first.

Delta   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Haynes Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Delta had a post office and no railroad service
Christiana   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Haynes Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Christiana had a post office and no railroad service
Abel   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Haynes Crossroad
 - Abel had a post office and no railroad service
Lineville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Haynes Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 234 people (with 2,319 people in 2015)
 - Lineville had a post office and no railroad service
Chulafinnee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Haynes Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Chulafinnee had a post office and no railroad service
Kentuck   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Haynes Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Kentuck had a post office and no railroad service
Dingler   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Haynes Crossroad
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Dingler had a post office and no railroad service
Ofelia   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Haynes Crossroad
 - Ofelia had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Haynes Crossroad. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Haynes Crossroad in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Haynes Crossroad is located in Clay County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Cleburne, Coosa, Randolph, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

Below are the counties that are near Haynes Crossroad. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Haynes Crossroad:

Clay     (The home county for Haynes Crossroad)
      Delta   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Motley   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Saks   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Penton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abel   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Banner   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Newell   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Almond   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Graham   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Riverside   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Munford   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Site   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Haynes Crossroad, see our County-by-County Page for Haynes Crossroad.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Haynes Crossroad:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clay County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clay County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Haynes Crossroad. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Haynes Crossroad. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Haynes Crossroad) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Haynes Crossroad. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4379, Longitude: -85.7319     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Haynes Crossroad have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Haynes Crossroad, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Haynes Crossroad.


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